One reason for having a Tutor (especially one from outside your own subject) is that he or she can defend your interests in the College and University, and indeed outside them.
Matters like diffculties with course supervisors, changing subjects, topics, supervisor or departmental affiliation, examinations, discipline, illness, finance or residence
Do you think this is a good idea?
Another reason for having a Tutor is knowing that you have an advocate who knows you and is regularly and easily available, in formal meetings at least twice a year, and in addition via regular office hours or by appointment
Do you think this is a realistic pattern of meetings?
For routine business, would you prefer to make contact with your Tutor
For non-routine business, would you prefer to make contact with your Tutor